Dill, Herbert – 5. Fallschirmjäger Division

Born: December 31, 1908 in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

Died: December 19, 1944 in Nothum, Luxembourg.

Race walker Herbert Dill placed sixteenth at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He won the silver medal at the 1938 European Championships in the 50 km Walk, and was also German Champion that year in the event.

Herbert Dill was a Lieutenant (Leutnant) in the 5. Fallschirmjäger Division.

On December 19, 1944, he was killed in action in or near Nothum, Luxembourg in the first stages of the Ardennes Offensive.

He probably* was in Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 5 which acted as the advance guard of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 14.

*Needs to be confirmed.

List of casualties of Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 5.

On December 19, 1944, this unit had three confirmed casualties. Lt. Dill might have been one of them.

He rests in the German Military Cemetery of Sandweiler, Luxembourg.

In a so-called “Kamaradengrab” (comrades grave).

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